Welcome to another episode of Throwdown!
That’s it, folks! 2015 is nearly over! This was a pretty wild year in gaming, so since this is the end of the year special, we wanted to reflect on some of the biggest stories that happened this year.
On this episode we discuss the whole drama between Hideo Kojima and Konami, which ultimately ended with Kojima joining forces with Sony Computer Entertainment. We also talk about E3 2015, which was basically a fan-fic story come to life with the reveals of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Shenmue III, and more. Our final main topic is on Kotaku being blacklisted by Bethesda and ostracized by Ubisoft, a story which split the gaming world in half and made us question what actual “journalism” is.
On top of those main topics, we also talk about Nintendo’s questionable decisions in 2015, and the tragic passing of Satoru Iwata. We also discuss how Virtual Reality has flourished within the last year and how the technology is shaping up for 2016.
This is our last episode for the year. We’re going to take a two week break to recharge the ol’ batteries. We want to thank everyone for supporting us this past year and for continuing to support us in the future. 2015 was our biggest year so far thanks to you guys and we have plan to make 2016 even bigger. We hope you all will stay with us on this crazy ride!
Throwdown Ep. 66 will air live on January 7th, 2016 at 10:30pm EST here on The Koalition. Throwdown Your Questions Ep. 65 will air this Sunday at 10:30pm EST. As always, submit your questions for that episode in the comments section of Ep. 64.
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Thanks as always to Shawn Daley for our awesome intro and outro music.